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Woman wins support from her village over toilet row

Woman wins support from her village over toilet row

A village in Madhya Pradesh has recently become the talk of the town when a woman, a resident of Chowkipura village in Betul district raised her voice to have a toilet at home.

Seema Patel, the woman in consideration on the matter was later named as the cleanliness ambassador by local authorities in the village, motivated by the drive to spread the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India campaign, authorities said.

Seema had reportedly set into action when she walked out of her in-laws because they did not build a toilet at the house.

The move to appoint Seema Patel, a resident of Chowkipura village in Betul district, as a cleanliness ambassador will spread Seema asked her in-laws to build a toilet at the house, but they did not to do so. Following this, she left the house.

When she did not return, her husband Mohan Patel asked the local administration to intervene. The issue was soon reported in local media, prompting district officials to rush to village on Saturday.

Officials said Seema was named a cleanliness ambassador as she had shown courage in demanding a toilet at her house. They assured her a toilet would be built at the house.

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